Central Springs won a close defensive battle over St. Ansgar, 50-43. The Panthers led by a narrow margin after the first half, 27-25.

The Saints would limit the Panthers' top weapon: senior Kaylee Parks in the third quarter.

Central Springs would score only on free throws from senior Jadyn Shonka as the Saints took the lead 33-31.

The fourth was all about consistency from the line, which the Panthers had. Shonka went 7 for 8 on the night from the line, including four in the fourth.

Parks made 11 of 13 from the line, making eight in the fourth. She would finish the game with 29 points, including 18 from the first half.

St. Ansgar junior Jadyn Anderson racked up 15 points and freshman Hali Anderson added 10 for the Saints.

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